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Issue #1905      March 2, 2020

Workers Aid, not Attack Speakers

“To the credit of the Australian worker I must say that the Mudgee working people did not take part in the attack on us last Friday night, but on the contrary supported us in big numbers.”

Mr Adam Ogston, of the State executive of the Communist Party, emphasised this when asked by the Tribune the real facts of last Friday night’s disgraceful assault on himself and Mr S Deacon at Mudgee.

“When the attack on us was made I saw fists fly in a dozen places in our support,” he declared.

Later, many workers approached the two communists and expressed their sympathy and hostility to the fascists who organised the attack, and made donations to the funds of the Party.

“All day long graziers were arriving in the town by car.

“Other leaders of the attack included a solicitor, an auctioneer, and a baker.

“By no stretch of the imagination can they be considered to represent the true feelings of the townspeople of Mudgee,” he said.

“One of the most prominent was said by local workers to be the most hated man in the town. When the Labor government was defeated years ago he is alleged to have said, “Now we have the workers where we want them. Now we can make them eat some grass.”

This article appeared in Tribune, March 1940.

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